Cook Italia!: Mushroom tart recipe

Mushroom tart

Torta salata con funghi MAKES: One 24cm tart PREPARATION: 10 minutes COOKING: 1 hour Ingredients: • 300g chestnut or button mushrooms • 30g dried porcini mushrooms • a few tbsp of olive oil • knob of unsalted butter • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed • 2 free-range eggs • small bunch of fresh parsley, […]

Emilia-Romagna regional property guide

Emilia-romagna countryside

Fleur Kinson explores which parts of the Emilia-Romagna region would make the perfect base for your perfect home and a new life in Italy. Photos by Getty Images Emilia-Romagna is one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Italy, boasting the third highest GDP per capita in the country. Half of the region is […]

Homes in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna landscape

The sophisticated region of Emilia-Romagna offers every geographical delight as well as some of the best food in Italy. Rural homes in its hills offer exceptional value for money too, says Fleur Kinson. Photos by Getty Images   If you’ve never heard of Emilia-Romagna, that’s only because this happy, prosperous place feels no need to […]

Emilia-Romagna: cities of food

Alexander James brings us the low-down on the top spots for food and drink in Emilia-Romagna… one of the best regions for enjoying Italy’s finest specialities Modena Modena is a city laden with hidden culinary treats. Many know it as the place-name that adorns balsamic vinegar bottles. But the real deal vinegar is very different […]

Emilia-Romagna: University of the Good Life

Bologna. L'antica zona del Mercato di Mezzo (Mercato Vecchio, Quadrilatero). Vie Pescherie Vecchie. Negozio di salumeria e prodotti tipici enogastronomici.

Think of Italy and its most well-known food exports, and a third of them come from one region: Emilia-Romagna. Alexander James finds out why this part of the country is such a gastronomic hot-spot… Photos by Bologna Welcome ( unless otherwise stated Visit this region between the Adriatic Sea and Tuscany and you’ll find the […]

Homes in Emilia-Romagna

This affluent and sophisticated swathe of Italy combines sublime countryside with gem-like cities and vibrant beach resorts. It’s a superb place to buy a rural home in the hills, and at roughly half the cost of neighbouring Tuscany, says Fleur Kinson. You might not be immediately familiar with this region’s name, but you’re sure to […]

La Rotonda Foschini

The picturesque courtyard known as La Rotonda Foschini is an integral part of Ferrara’s historic – and still flourishing – Teatro Comunale in Emilia-Romagna Ever since the advent of the camera this aesthetically pleasing courtyard – part of Ferrara’s communal theatre – has inspired photographers to snap it. This upward-looking shot of the Rotonda Foschini […]

Frescoes of Tolentino – Past Italia

Although its origins are the subject of perpetual debate, the remarkable cycle of frescoes that adorns Tolentino’s Basilica di San Nicola holds enduring appeal for visitors to Le Marche Who painted the 14th-century masterpiece that dominates the chapel of Basilica di San Nicola? The artist’s identity remains shrouded in mystery, though the scenes are widely […]

Homes in Emilia-Romagna

Contented and affluent, with rolling countryside and perfect cities, Emilia-Romagna remains a little-known region to non-Italians. But for inexpensive farmhouses in central Italy, ripe for renovation, this is the place to come, as Fleur Kinson explains For anyone who’s ever been to Emilia-Romagna, the unwieldy name is synonymous with quality. Snazzy sports cars, high-quality foodstuffs […]